Radio Sweden Thursday
It’s Budget Day in Sweden today, so will be taking a closer look at just what the government’s proposals will mean.
The Swedish police come under fire for disregarding press freedoms.
The Cold War thawed long ago, but the nuclear weapons are still there. We report on Swedish campaigners fighting to keep the nuclear issue in the public eye.
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Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg has presented his Autumn Budget. The budget bill, thashed out between the four parties making up Sweden’s center-right coalition government, continues a program designed to bolster employment. But critics say the budget will strike pensioners, people on long term sick leave and unemployed. Our reporter Elisavet Sotiriadou asked chief economist Jörgen Appelgren at Nordea Bank what impact the budget will have for people living in Sweden:
Swedish police are under fire for disregarding press freedoms after raiding a journalist’s home, during which the reporter’s computer was seized. Radio Sweden’s Mark Cummins has more:
The campaign against nuclear weapons reached its climax at the height of the Cold War, with demos, protests and high profile discussions. But as Azariah Kiros reports, at least one group is keeping the struggle alive in the belief that unless we abolish nuclear weapons, they will exterminate us: